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2015: New Year, New You

2015…A new year! Time to wipe the slate clean, leave old bad habits behind and step into new better ones. For most of us the start of a new year brings New Year’s resolutions. We resolve to live a better life than we lived the previous year. Nothing is off limits! Bad eating habits…gotta go! Spending too much money…gotta go! Procrastinating on important tasks…gotta go! Not opening the Bible…gotta go!

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Imitation of Christ Series

The Purposeful Christian

Just as God has a plan for humanity, He has a purpose for you. God called you forth and set you apart not to dim your light, but so that you can be a light to others (Matt.5:13-16). As Christians, we all share the same purpose.

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Imitation of Christ

That's What He Said

According to His words, Jesus claimed to represent God. Not only was this deemed sacrilegious, He went one step further to declare that there was no other way to access the Father and presumably Heaven unless through Him. That’s what He said. But what does that mean? And what does that mean for those that don’t believe He was Christ the Messiah?

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Intimacy with God: Reading vs. Studying


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As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue.  Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what […]

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When The Lord Speaks It

Often times, God will tell us who we are and what we will do even before we know ourselves. He will reveal His promise before we ever thought we were capable or even knew it was a desire of our heart.

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Jesus v. Santa Claus – The Real Deal


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“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 I don’t remember the age, but I remember the first time I found out Santa wasn’t real.  I […]

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The Good News: The Original Status Update


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“The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!”, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”, “Blessed is the king of Israel!”Now the crowd that was with […]

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A God of Convenience


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A few days later Felix came back with his wife, Drusilla, who was Jewish. Sending for Paul, they listened as he told them about faith in Christ Jesus. As he reasoned with them about righteousness and self-control and the coming day of judgment, Felix became frightened. “Go away for now,” he replied. “When it is […]

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Healing

Healing the godly way

“He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from […]

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Reverence

Showing the Lord Respect

Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, contrary to his command.  So fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.  Moses then said to Aaron, “This is what the […]

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